(RepublicanWire.org) – Amid a global pandemic, with labor shortages already hitting many businesses, employees of one of the largest grocery store chains in the United States of America are going on strike.
According to the Denver Post in a piece headlined “King Soopers union members to go on strike starting Wednesday in Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs“:
“Union members plan to go on strike against King Soopers grocery stores in metro Denver, Boulder, Parker and Colorado Springs starting at 5 a.m. Wednesday after rejecting what the supermarket chain said was its best contract offer.
“The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 7 announced Friday morning that the strike on what it says are unfair labor practices will last three weeks and involve approximately 8,400 workers at 78 stores.”…
“The proposals that UFCW Local 7 opposes include caps on the amount of sick leave employees can take per year, changes in overtime, outsourcing of jobs, wages it says are not competitive and health and safety concerns. [emphasis added]
“‘King Soopers is enjoying record profits while leaving its workers to struggle with low wages. Grocery workers ensure that our communities have access to food, but they cannot even afford to feed their own families,’ Cordova [Kim Cordova, the union president] said in a statement.”